VDU / DSE Assessor Course

This VDU Assessor course provides learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to assess VDU Visual Display Unit or DSE display Screen Equipment and workstations and advise others on the correct ergonomic set up of workstations. This course is suitable for employees who want to carry out in-house VDU / DSE assessments or for health & safety trainers who wish to provide this service to their clients to enable them to meet their legal requirements.

Office Ergonomic Assessments including VDU / DSE assessments are a legal requirement for all habitual users of visual display unit (VDU) or display screen equipment (DSE). Habitual users are those who use a PC, laptop or screen for longer than 1 hour per day. This certified online course complies with the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act (2005) Display Screen Equipment (General Application) Regulations 2007.

A VDU Assessment or DSE workstation assessment allows employers to meet their legal requirements in terms of reducing the level of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI or Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD) and eyesight problems.

shutterstock_283080296On completion of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Identify the hazards associated with workstations
  • Understand the harm posed by these hazards
  • Understand the legislation that applies to Display Screen Equipment/ Visual Display Units
  • Carry out a VDU/ DSE Workstation Assessment

Course Content:

  • Introduction
  • Ergonomics and anthropometrics
  • An introduction to the relationships between the individual, the task, the environment and the work equipment
  • Legal requirements
  • Discussion on Irish and European legislation pertaining to VDU / DSE
  • Perceived and real hazards of VDU / DSE work
  • Principles and aims of assessment
  • Assessment techniques
  • VDU / DSE Assessment Report Writing

Duration: 1 day

Assessments: Practical Assessment & Written Exam

Certification: VDU Assessor Certificate

Resources Provided: VDU Assessor Notes, PowerPoint Presentation,  Assessment Documentation & Reporting Template

VDU Assessor Course Bookings:

Next Public Course: Naas, Co. Kildare on Thursday 8th February

Use booking form below. For group bookings please contact us.

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